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Countdown to 2024: Can't-Miss Matches, Broadcast Details
With the 2024 schedule locked down, single-game tickets are coming soon—which means Angel City fans can finally start planning their vacations without fear of missing a match. We think every Angel City game is a must-see, but if you have to choose, here are six games to prioritize as we look ahead at year 3, plus broadcast details for the whole season so you can follow the team on the road.
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Home Opener: Bay FC, March 16 (included in California mini plan and Expansion mini-plan)
Bay FC is in for a warm Angel City welcome to the NWSL as they travel to BMO Stadium for their first-ever regular-season game. ACFC sold out their first two home openers, so expect a packed house for the club’s first game against their new rivals to the north.
The game will be former Angel City forward Scarlett Camberos’s first return to BMO, as well as the NWSL debut of Venezuelan superstar Deyna Castellanos, who joined Bay via transfer from Manchester City last week. Veteran talent like defenders Caprice Dydasco, Emily Menges, and Dorian Bailey, as well as promising younger players like forward Tess Boade and Alex Loera, round out Bay’s still-growing squad.
Sibling Rivalry: San Diego Wave FC, May 23 (included in California mini-plan)
With two new expansion teams joining the league this year, Angel City and San Diego are no longer the new kids on the block. In the grand scheme of things, the rivalry between the two Southern California clubs is still in its infancy, but each fixture is another chapter in the story—and any time the Wave come to town, you can be sure the show won’t disappoint.
Though San Diego had the edge on ACFC in the standings in year one, making the playoffs while LA narrowly missed out, the two teams’ regular-season record is evenly split, with each claiming two wins and two losses all-time. Last year each team beat the other on the road, with Angel City’s June 17 win at Snapdragon marking the start of their eight-game unbeaten streak. This season marks a new evolution in the rivalry, as former Angel City midfielder Savannah McCaskill made the move south to join Alex Morgan, Naomi Girma, and Amirah Ali. Let’s see who comes out on top to open the series in year three.
Taking on the Champs: NJ/NY Gotham FC, July 6 (included in East Coast mini-plan)
Last season’s thrilling NWSL Championship saw a first-time winner claim the title as Gotham came out on top against OL Reign. The club has had a big offseason, looking set to become the league’s next superteam by welcoming World Cup Champions Crystal Dunn, Tierna Davidson, Emily Sonnett, and Rose Lavelle, among others, to the fold. Those players join what was already a talented squad that featured the likes of Lynn Williams, Midge Purce, and 2023 World Cup Champion Esther.
Angel City suffered a disappointing home loss to Gotham in 2023 in the season opener, so expect a nail-biting rematch as ACFC takes on their East Coast rivals just before the Olympic break.
Trimming the Roses: Portland Thorns, September 23
The last time the Thorns came to BMO, on the last day of the 2023 season, the home team came away with their biggest win ever. The 5–1 win was enough to send Angel City to their first playoff appearance on goal differential. The two teams won’t meet again until September of this year, with ACFC once again hosting.
Portland will be a very different team than they were in 2023, having undergone significant offseason changes. The team gave up defender Emily Menges and forward Hannah Betfort for draft protection; it also lost star attacker Crystal Dunn and defender Natalia Kuikka to free agency. As Angel City fans will know, the Thorns also sent veteran midfielder Rocky Rodríguez to LA in exchange for allocation money they used to acquire Canada international and former UCLA star Jessie Fleming from Chelsea.
All those changes make it hard to predict what Rodríguez’s first game against her former team will look like, but this much is certain: the home crowd is in for a banger of a match.
Season Finale: Utah Royals, October 20 (included in Expansion mini-plan)
In a bookend to their season opener against Bay FC, Angel City closes out 2024 with a home game against the other new expansion side, Utah Royals. The Sandy, Utah-based club is coached by USWNT legend—and former USC Trojan—Amy Rodriguez, in her first year as a head coach.
Opponent aside, this will be fans’ final chance to see Angel City in the regular season in 2024, as the team closes out the season on the road against Portland. Whether they’re in a tight race for the playoffs or have already qualified by this point in the season, you won’t want to miss the season’s last dance.
The NWSL unveiled a new broadcast deal last November that splits the schedule between four partners on multiple platforms. Every platform except Ion will broadcast all its games on a specific day of the week: all Amazon Prime games will be on Fridays, ESPN games will be Saturdays, and CBS/CBSSN games will be on Sundays. Ion has games on multiple days of the week.
Check the schedule to find out where a given game will play, and see details on where to find each platform below.
Like previous seasons, all games will be available to non-US-based viewers for free on the NWSL site (now called NWSL+).
Ion is available for free over the air, on cable, and on a number of streaming platforms. Find out how you can access it here.
Six Angel City games this season will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime. Prime members can watch via a web browser or on any of the devices listed here.
One Angel City game, against Kansas City on March 30, will be broadcast on ESPN and the ESPN+ app.
CBS Sports Network
CBSSN is available on cable and is included with Hulu+Live TV, YouTube TV, and Fubo.
NWSL+ is the league’s new free streaming platform. International viewers can watch every game on the site, while specific matches will air exclusively on NWSL+ for everyone, including US viewers.
More games than ever will be broadcast over the air this season on CBS. These matches will also be available on Paramount+.